Spring 10 EGC Study Guide

Spring 10 EGC Study Guide - STUDY GUIDE (TTH Spring 2010)...

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STUDY GUIDE (TTH Spring 2010) Study Questions for the Midterm U January 26 - U “What is anthropology?” 1. What is an ethnography? 2. What is wrong with the idea of a “primitive culture”? 3. What was Edward Tylor’s definition of “culture”? U January 28 - U “Anticipatory Anthropology?” and “Introduction to Anticipatory Anthropology” by Victoria Razak 1. What is Kaufman’s definition of a system? 2. According to Churchman, what do we need to look for when we study a system? 3. What are two main factors affecting people’s view of the future? 4. What does Razak believe are the two most important contributions anthropology can make to education? 1
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5. What are the “etic” and “emic” viewpoints on a culture? U February 2 - U “Perspectives on Ethnic Diversity 1. What is race? 2. What is ethnicity? 3. What are some characteristics ethnic identity may be based on? 4. What are some of the ways members of militarily superior and/or economically dominant cultural groups have responded to ethnic diversity? Be able to define these terms and give an example of each. 5. What is the difference between a “nation” and a “state”? What are the geographical implications of this difference? Give an example of a conflict between the two. 6. Give an example of an ethnic nation which has been given semi-sovereignty by a state. U Rensberger - An Easy Stereotype Called Race 2
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1. Can races be distinguished by physical features? 2. Do “pure races” exist? February 4 “Ethnographic Inquiry, 1. What is the most important thing to remember about conducting an ethnographic interview? 2. What are some factors to consider in conducting an ethnographic interview? Yamazaki – Sandakan Brothel No. 8 1. What is a karayuki-san? 2. What language clue led to the anthropologist to suspect that she had found the person she wanted to interview? 3. Why did the old lady lie about the interviewer’s identity? 4. Did the interviewer ask the old lady directly about her experiences as a prostitute? 5. Did the interviewer take notes during the interview? U February 11 U – “Global Flows” 1. What are some of the reasons that people have moved around the globe? 2. Why do some countries encourage the immigration of young people? 3
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3. Which social class benefits the most from immigration? Who suffers the most? 4. Do more immigrants enter the U.S. legally or illegally? 5. What are the positive and negative effects of migration on migrants home countries? U Kim-an Lieberman “Virtually Vietnamese” 1. What characteristics of the Internet are attractive to Vietnamese nationalists? 2. How do Vietnamese nationalists use the internet to project their message visually? 3. How do the Vietnamese use the internet to create a community?
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